Marriott deepens partnership with YTL in M’sia, Japan

Marriott International and YTL Hotels have agreed to develop two new luxury hotels in Malaysia under the JW Marriott and Edition brands.

In Malaysia, YTL Hotels’ second JW Marriott hotel will be located near Kuala Lumpur Sentral. The Edition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s first, will neighbour Kuala Lumpur City Centre, and offer 350 keys.

(From left) Marriott International’s Arne Sorenson; YTL Hotels’ Mark Yeoh; Marriott International’s Craig Smith; and YTL Group of Companies’ Francis Yeoh

Moreover, the two companies have signed MoUs for two hotels in Japan, an Edition and a W Hotel in Niseko Village, Hokkaido. This new collaboration in Malaysia and Japan expands the partnership to 15 international properties across six brands.

Separately, YTL Hotels on December 5 celebrated the relaunch of the 578-room JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur after a complete refurbishment.

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